IPCM n. 75 | May-June 2022

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INNOVATIONS: PRESENT&FUTURE

SPECIAL ISSUE ON ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Axalta Coating Systems Introduces a New Series of Anticorrosion Solutions for Every Possible Requirement edited by ipcm®

Sustainability, cost, life cycle, and material efficiency – these are all issues our industry must face now to be future-ready. Whitin the sustainability issue, the fight against corrosion plays a fundamental role because it affects the durability of assets: this means costs for maintenance or premature replacement of the asset. According to the WCO (World Corrosion Organization), corrosion accounts for 3.4% of global gross domestic product. Axalta Coating Systems anticorrosion technologies portfolio has been recently updated with a bunch of new anticorrosion solutions for every possible requirement.

C

orrosion is an electrochemical process that consists of cathodic

• the specific environment and type of corrosion your project will

and anodic reactions produced by electrons and ionic diffusion.

encounter;

A proper and accurate surface pre-treatment and applying a

• the metallic substrate in scope;

first-rate, optimised anti-corrosion system extends the life of coated

• the surface pre-treatment used;

surfaces.

• the coating product selected.

Axalta’s coating technologies inhibit at least one of these reactions.

With a comprehensive thermoplastic, thermosetting and electrocoating

The cathodic reaction is halted or reduced because the coating acts

technologies portfolio to choose from, Axalta is well equipped to match

as a barrier; it markedly reduces the diffusion of the elements involved

your project to the best coating. These technologies empower you to

in the corrosion process (H2O, O2). At the same time, Axalta coating

combat the maximum range of corrosion challenges in every climate.

inhibiting anodic reaction. Consequently, no electrochemical action or

The importance to identify the substrate

electrons are generated.

Where powder coating is concerned, substrates are divided into

Efficient corrosion protection is intrinsically linked to four main factors:

degassing substrates and non-degassing substrates. Substrate

technologies maintain strong adhesion and prevention migration,

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